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Equifax Will Continue To Offer Free Credit Freezes For Everyone

It initially only offered to waive its fees until Jan. 31.
Posted at 7:42 PM, Jan 31, 2018

If you were one of the more than 145 million people affected by last year's Equifax data breach, or even if you weren't, you can still ask the company freeze to your credit for free.

This week Equifax announced that it would continue to waive the fee to place, temporarily lift or permanently remove a credit freeze until June 30.

But experts say to fully protect yourself from identity theft, you should also freeze your credit with the other two major credit bureaus, Experian and TransUnion. This usually costs between $2 and $10, depending on where you live.

On Wednesday Equifax also launched Lock & Alert, a free service that lets users lock their credit report using a username and password.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.